The Association of Private Security Owners of SA seek immediate investigation of persistent killing of security officers.
It was reported that two security guard were killed on duty in Philippi East, Cape Town, while escorting a team of Eskom technicians. They were said to be attacked by angry community members as they were leaving the area.
TAPSOSA expresses its’ displeasure over the killing of security guards by criminals as it becomes prevalent. It as well stated that co-operation between the government and private security in the country should be effective to fight against crime.
15 security officers killed in the line of duty since January this year 2020, and 16 lost their lives last year across the country
“The killing of security officers is distressing. We were promised safety standards last year when we engaged the police, but until today they haven’t come back to us,” said association president Jones Maphalaphathwa.